Apache Tear Obsidian Tumbled // for Trauma, Grief, Strength in Loss, Protection, Overcoming Sorrow, Release, Letting Go
Apache Tear carry the traditionally believed metaphysical properties of obsidian, as well as their own imprint, unique to the land where they have been found. These particular pieces of Obsidian are believed to be a balm specifically for those grieving the loss of a loved one; it is believed they take on the sorrow and pain, and bring lightness and peace to the wearer or keeper. Much like other forms of obsidian, which you can read about below, Apache Tear is a powerful stone of protection, especially for children, who have experienced trauma. It is said that this stone guards against hostile energy of various forms, helps relieve tension and move on with life with optimism and clarity.
Utilized in the Paleolithic period (starting about 40,000 years ago), brittle and sharp Obsidian was carved into arrowheads, spears, and other tools to assist early humankind. When molten lava cools, it forms glass over time; but Obsidian cooled quickly and remained opaque - creating the most potent natural glass known to earth!
This incredibly ancient healing ally reminds us of our light and dark nature, striving to help us reach a balance in our polarities. Obsidian doesn't want us to hide from our darker nature: in fact, it shines a light onto it so that we can acknowledge and heal our shadow selves. And encourages us to face our true selves. Obsidian is metaphysically revered for its ability to cut through negativity, repair the aura, and increase our self control - it has also been traditionally used for scrying. It's a stone found all around the world, and reveals itself to us in a myriad of colors, sheens, and shimmers, but none so deeply powerful as black Obsidian. Incredibly protective and grounding, Obsidian is a must-have in any crystal healer's collection - a powerful talisman of thousands of years between its first uses and now.
Fun fact for all you GoT fans out there: Obsidian is the stone referred to as "Dragon Glass" in the Game of Thrones universe!
You will receive ONE (1) Large or TWO (2) Small tumbled Arizona Apache Tear Obsidian crystal from the lot pictured. Each one is tumbled/polished into a unique organic shape. These are unusually very black and very big for Apache Tears! PLEASE NOTE that each one is shaped differently and is unique and one of a kind in its own way! Please choose your size from the drop down menu. Measurements are as follows:
The SMALL (set of TWO) stones measure approximately .5-.75 inch in length with varying widths.
The LARGE stones measure approximately 1.25- 1.5 inches in length and are generally wider/thicker/bigger.
Please know these are estimates and I cannot guarantee the exact measurements of each piece. However, they are each absolutely GORGEOUS and unique, as I hand picked each and every one! Please remember that no two natural stones are ever alike!
***PLEASE NOTE: With group listings such as this one, I cannot send photos of individual stones, or pick an individual stone for you. Remember, the group listings are created with economy and the surprise factor in mind! By not listing each piece individually, it saves me time, so it saves you money - and you get the joy of a surprise in your parcel!
All stones and crystals in our shop have been cleansed with our natural mountain spring water (except for those that may dissolve in water, such as selenite) and have been smudged with organic white sage, harvested sustainably and produced fairly.
Please note that crystals, minerals and fossils are a natural product and are rarely perfect. I do my best to capture each side of each piece in the photos. They are creations of Mother Nature that have weathered the elements and more for untold number of years, and I cannot guarantee perfection or perfect points. These are natural objects. All photographs are taken outside, in natural sunlight, and the photos are NEVER altered.
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Disclaimer: None of the information in these listings is meant to replace medical advice. We are NOT doctors. Please consult your doctor for assistance with any physical or mental health concerns. Crystals, gems and minerals are NOT a replacement for healthcare treatment. Information in our description is for spiritual purposes. Please do your own research on the safety of certain minerals.